Stephan Ramsay, a police constable, was today arraigned before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Providence Magistrate’s Court to answer for causing the death of Dulmattie Boodlall.

The charge states that on January 5, at Nandy Park Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove in a manner dangerous to the public, thereby causing the death of Dulmattie Boodlall.

He pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him and was placed on $600,000 bail. He is expected to return to court on February 19.

According to reports, on the day in question, minibus PWW 7172, which is owned by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), and was driven by Ramsay, a police constable, who was proceeding north along the western side of the eastern carriageway, allegedly at a slow rate of speed.

Ramsay alleges that the woman was standing at a pedestrian crossing, and when he was about eight feet away, Boodlall started to cross the road.

Upon seeing this, he said that he swerved to avoid a collision but collided with the 59-year-old woman. She fell onto the roadway and received injuries to her body.

She was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where she was pronounced dead on arrival.


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